This past weekend was the first Oktoberfisch in Fredericksburg. The weather was beautiful although the wind was gusty every day. The new venue shined and the fishing was the star. Oktoberfisch moved from Junction to Fredericksburg and the Edgewater Springs Resort on the Pedernales River. The new facility is fantastic and will be even better … Continue reading Oktoberfisch 2020
Oktoberfisch kicks off this Friday, October 16, 2020. Come out and a make new and renew old friendships, learn from master casters, fly tiers and fisherman, fish, and enjoy the Edgewater Springs Resort in Fredericksburg, Texas. The weather forecast is excellent for this weekend. More information at https://www.fredericksburgflyfishers.com/oktoberfisch/.
Fishing will be on the Pedernales River. According to the Fredericksburg Fly Fishers, a kayak shuttle will run all day Saturday, October 17. Club members have been scouting and fishing the local waters each week, and will provide shuttle participants transportation to and from access points. This year’s shuttle service, with communication by cell phones … Continue reading Oktoberfisch Kayak Shuttle
Living Waters Fly Fishing sent out a blast email in support of newly proposed regulations for Brushy Creek. According to the email, "If passed, the new regulations would put an end to extensive fish harvest through the use of cast nets, bow fishing, seine nets, trot lines, and bank lines along Brushy Creek from the Brushy Creek Lake … Continue reading TPWD Proposes New Regs for Brushy Creek
TPWD announced that according to an order from Governor Abbott, all state parks will be closed at the close of business April 7, 2020 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and staff. No date for reopening is in the TPWD announcement. A link to the TPWD announcement is attached. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXPWD/bulletins/28548e1News Release, … Continue reading State Parks Ordered To Close Effective April 7, 2020
As discussed at the meeting last night, the Port of Corpus Christi has plans for a series of projects on or related to Harbor Island at Port Aransas including, a terminal for loading Very Large Crude Carriers and dredging the ship channel to 75 feet. The ecological impact of these projects and other related projects … Continue reading Harbor Island Projects and the Port Aransas Conservancy
The 25th Annual Billy Sandifer Big Shell Cleanup is slated for Saturday February 29, 2020 at the Padre Island National Seashore. This is the Silver Anniversary of this unique event. Volunteers are needed at Malaquite Visitor’s center no later than 8:00 AM on Saturday, February 29. Normal park admission will be waived for Cleanup participants – … Continue reading 25th Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup
25th Annual Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup Date: Saturday February 29, 2020 Time and Place: We ask that all volunteers show up no later than 8 am at the Malaquite Visitor's Center parking lot. We will have Friends of Padre board members there by 7 am that morning to start lining everyone up. … Continue reading PINS Beach Clean Up
GRTU Tomorrow Fund’s third year raises more than $30K for youth programs The attached article https://www.tu.org/blog/grtu-tomorrow-funds-third-year-raises-more-than-30k-for-youth-programs/ discusses the Tomorrow Fund established in 2017 by the GRTU to support's TU's Headwaters Youth Program. Headwaters provides support for outreach programs to kids of all ages. GRTU has pledged $10,000 per year for 10 years to the Tomorrow … Continue reading
For those TFF members who may not also be TU members, this article https://www.tu.org/blog/tus-top-10-conservation-campaigns-of-2019/ discusses TU's top conservation projects for 2019. As you can see from the article, the projects cover most of the cold water fisheries in the US.